Ringo Starr – Vertical Man (1998)

History: After the success of the Beatles Anthology, Ringo hoped to relaunch his career and appeal to a new set of fans. He worked closely with writer/producer Mark Hudson and songwriter Dean Grakal to come up with some new songs, and once again called in a lot of famous friends to help him record. That […]

Ringo Starr – Time Takes Time (1992)

History: Ringo started working with a few different producers on tracks to see who he might want to record his next album with, but in the end he decided to keep all of them to put the best songs together on one album. Perhaps most interesting is that these sessions included one song he co-wrote […]

Ringo Starr – Old Wave (1983)

History: Ringo, ever the one to swing back and forth on methods for recording his albums, decided this time to stick with just one producer. He chose Joe Walsh of The Eagles for the task, and the two of them cowrote most of the songs on the album. Ringo had a lot of trouble getting […]

Ringo Starr – Bad Boy (1978)

History: Since Ringo the 4th was largely panned by critics, Ringo and his writing partner Vini Poncia decided to go back to basics. They only wrote two songs for the album, the rest being filled out with songs from other songwriters, though none of them the famous friends that Ringo was known for using in […]

Ringo Starr – Scouse the Mouse (1977)

History: As I mentioned in previous review, Polydor Records were not too happy with the performance of Ringo’s records on their label and decided to fulfill the last of his contract by having him appear on this ensemble children’s record. The story was narrated and written by Donald Pleasence with songs primarily by Roger Brown. […]

Ringo Starr – Ringo the 4th (1977)

History: With Ringo’s Rotogravure not performing well, a shift was made for Ringo’s follow up to that album, with his friends no longer writing songs for him this time. The album contains a few covers as well as songs written by Ringo with Vini Poncia. The majority of them are done in a dance/disco style. […]

Ringo Starr – Goodnight Vienna (1974)

History: Ringo recorded this album in Los Angeles in 1974, not long after John had recorded Walls and Bridges, and also using a lot of the same musicians. John contributed a song (two if you include its reprise) as did Harry Nilsson and Elton John. Ringo also worked with Vini Poncia again on a couple […]